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Cookbook Sundays – Country Captain

I’m a firm believer that if it had not been for Southern Living magazines and cookbooks, the dinner party never would have existed in the South. Oh, we cooked.. we literally drug our collective titties through it – but the concept of the dinner party would have been relegated to those of finer standing in the community… with “help“. Southern Living came to life in 1966. They wrote of events, houses, decorating ideas – and to the adoration of housewives across the deep south – about food and entertaining. Even today, they are the most successful regional magazine in the country. Each month the pages would be packed with themed dinners, sweets, and quick meal ideas. Our fine Southern women (Jane, included) ate it up. Beginning in 1979, Southern Living began publishing collections of the recipes in volumes, as well as other cookbooks expanding on the dinner event themes. Southern Living Dinner & Supper Cookbook Jean Wickstrom – 1979 I love this book. It wraps my entire childhood between 292 pages. It’s quirky.. it’s terribly dated.. it has absolutely no concern for cholesterol …

Cookbook Sundays – Southern Homemade Loaf Bread

I have a little secret. I rarely pay full price for a cookbook. Oh, I ohh and ahh over the newest books at the B&N and thumb through them at the market, but buy a new one? I’m way too frugal (nice word for friggin’ cheap) for that. No, I get my many, many, many books from what passes as “antique” stores here in Dahlonega… They’re junk stores, and they sometimes have the most amazing finds in the cookbook department. The Heritage of Southern Cooking by Camille Glenn / 2007 The other week, I picked up Camille Glenn’s “The Heritage of Southern Cooking” for pocket change! A totally satisfying act in it’s own right – but this is actually a very good cookbook – with some truly classic recipes and some great twists and unconventional takes on other deep south favorites. To test out a new book, I’ll usually look at 3 things: Chicken Recipes, ratio of protein to side dishes, and breads. Here in the South, if you’re going to write about bread – …

All That Lemony Goodness – Numero Otto (that’s 8)

Tuscan Lemon Chicken and Cookbook Sundays This post is part of Couscous and Consciousness’s Cookbook Sundays Project. What you say? Pf cooking from a cookbook? Unadorned? Well, it’s true. I know I don’t normally play the “cook someone else’s food” game. I don’t usually play well with others… I’m the run with scissors kind of guy. Cookbooks to me are an inspiration… or food porn… or just a good giggle, sometimes. I’ll read them through, and start making changes straight away. but.. with something over 3,000 cookbooks in the shelves (and some I’ve never even opened), I thought.. why the hell not. Some of these should start getting some use before the pages all stick together… The Tuscan Lemon Chicken recipe is from the Barefoot Contessa’s Back to Basics cookbook. I haven’t monkeyed around with it – honestly there isn’t any need. It’s lemony (and you know I adore lemon), and the right amount of herbiness, and its stupid simple to boot. So this even fits in our Simple Dinner Sunday category. I have added a …